the color purple

Word Count: 441 Approx Pages: 2

Alice Walker wrote this novel from her own personal experience, growing up in the rural South as an uneducated and abused child. The goal of this book is to inspire and motivate black women to stand up for their rights. Celie, the main character, goes through an inner tran ... Continue Reading

Is Alice Walker the Symbolism Behind

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Is Alice Walker the Symbolism Behind The Color Purple? Alice Walker’s novel, The Color Purple is a reflection of Walker’s own personal struggles in life. Not necessarily the same struggles as the characters in her book but struggles that formed the person that she has become. Alice Walk ... Continue Reading

The Color Purple

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There is much controversy about weather or not the book, The Color Purple by Alice Walker, is an appropriate reading material for the high school classrooms. The most common examples of book censorship are in schools and most often involving children’s literature. Publi ... Continue Reading

The Color Purple

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The Color Purple is a wonderful novel about hardships and learning to overcome them. The protagonist, Celie, changes immensely in her personality throughout the course of the novel because she must overcome adversity to become independent and fulfilled. Celie also changes because of certain people ... Continue Reading


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You have just been hit by Ishmael Reed, one of the most prolific black writers of the latter half of the 20th century. Part cultural detective, part bloodhound, part trickster, the Oakland resident's 30-year career has been a roller coaster ride of both accolades and literary antagonisms. ... Continue Reading

Analysis of the Slim-Fast Ad

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The Slim-Fast ad, printed in the April 30, 2000, Boston Sunday Globe advertising supplement, uses a former celebrity model, Lauren Hutton, as the spokeswoman for the product. The Slim-Fast ad tries to attract a female¡¦s attention. Females care more about their weight than men do. Thus, middle ... Continue Reading

The Color Purple By Alice Walker

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“The Color Purple” by Alice Walker is a novel that is written in letterforms. In the novel Alice Walker writes about several ideas, such as courage, friendship, and independence. “The Color Purple” is told through the eyes of a fourteen year old girl named Celie, who is repeatedly raped an ... Continue Reading

The American Sprit is not purple

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Time in, and time out we hear of the people who were captured and sold, enslaved and beaten, released and freed, then segregated and restricted. After being freed, a time of segregation followed. A time when Jim Crow laws, and Black Codes were in affect. This is a time when Celie from The Color Pu ... Continue Reading

The Color Puple

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Alice Walker’s The Color Purple presents the life-long struggle of Celie, a black Georgia woman, who yearns to obtain confidence and self-esteem. During the early stages of the novel, references to wagons are made, signifying the “old days,” whereas towards the end of the work automobiles surf ... Continue Reading

The Color Purple

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Rape, incest, sex , forced labor, and a little reefer on the side. These are all of the components of a Novel by Alice Walker. All of these views are illustrated proficiently in Alice Walkers third novel, The Color Purple. Each one of these aspects had a lasting impression upo ... Continue Reading

The Colour Purple

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Alice Walker does not like to be called a feminist. Instead she prefers to use the term: womanist. Walker defines a womanist as being a Black Feminist. The word derives from the phrase ‘You're acting womanish...’ willfull or outrageous. As she defines it, it's a woman who loves other women, sexu ... Continue Reading

Color Purple - The presentation of Celie up to letter 21

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Discuss the presentation of Celie up to letter 21 and the way her growing confidence is reflected in her style. Alice Walker has very cleverly developed Celie over the first 21 letters – the way she writes, talks, acts, and so on. ... Continue Reading

Response to opening of color purple

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Personal response to the opening letters of the color purple I found the opening letters of the Color Purple very shocking. The first letter in my opinion was the most awful and disturbing piece of writing I have ever read. Celie is writing to God telling him how she has just been raped by her ... Continue Reading

the color purple

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In Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize winning novel, "The Color Purple," by , the main character Celie, is raised in a home where there has been a cycle of abuse for many generations. At a young age Celie's mother dies and she is then raped and constantly abused by her father. She is then forced int ... Continue Reading

Revenge in Wuthering Heights and The Color Purple

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Revenge is the primary motivation in Alice Walker's "The Color Purple," and Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights." Explore how writers present the theme of revenge. There are many major themes in the novel "Wuthering Heights," but revenge is one of the most obvious; leadi ... Continue Reading

The Color Purple-Celie

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Celie developed a lot during the course of the book, The Color Purple. In the beginning of the novel Celie’s character was subservient, almost unable to function in everyday life. However, toward the end of the book Celie’s attitude was independent and self-confident. When the story started C ... Continue Reading

the tampons

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“ Why do you always complain about your cramps and your uncomfortability. Look at these people; they’re having a good time while on there period.” That’s what I told my girlfriend when looking at a recent tampon ad. It’s funny though, that this particular ad we were looking at, was talking ... Continue Reading

Make a statement about the lan

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Negro idiom is used within the text because it creates an effect of realism and makes the reader believe the setting and the characters in the text are real. An example of Negro idiom throughout this text is the characters habitual use of shortened forms of expression like “you is” instead o ... Continue Reading

Annotated Bibliography

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Weir, Jonh. “GAYS in Literature.” Advocate 736 (1997): 91, 6p, 10c In Jonh Weir’s article, Weir talks much about the problems with The Color Purple, written by Alice Walker, and the reasons for it’s banning from many public libraries. Weir starts out the article by mentioning that Alic ... Continue Reading

The Color Purple

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The Color Purple by Alice Walker is a book about a young girl named Celie whose character undergoes a huge transformation in attitude from a passive and quite girl to a strong and courageously confident woman (Color 1). Alice Walker is an incredible woman who uses her writings to portray the ha ... Continue Reading

Salvation In Unexpected Ways

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Three novels that stand out because of their main character’s contributions to others are “The Color Purple” by Alice Walker, “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” by Ken Kesey, and “Sula” by Toni Morrison. The main characters Celie, R.P. McMurphy, and Sula ... Continue Reading

The Power of Women

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Despite the odds, women can overcome all obstacles. In the past, women have desperately struggled because men belittled them. They were thought of as ignorant beings that only knew how to manage housework. In The Color Purple, by Alice Walker, several women were extremely mistreated by men. ... Continue Reading

The Color Purple

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The first few pages begin Walker’s narrative of the life of Celie, a fourteen-year-old black girl who lives with her dying mother and her sister, Nettie. Her stepfather, Alfonso, is portrayed as the villain of the narrative, first demanding sex from Celie’s sick ... Continue Reading

Review Of The Color Purple

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The Color Purple tells the story of Celie, a black woman who suffers virtually throughout her entire life. From the time she is young she is treated cruelly by the one man in her life, her father, and that treatment only continues when she gets married. Celie's father rapes her when she is about fou ... Continue Reading

The Color Purple

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One of the most widely known and false stereotypes is that women belong in the kitchen, and men are suppose to make the money. In The Color Purple, by Alice Walker, there are some main characters that prove this stereotype wrong. Their names are Sophia, Shug Avery, and Celie ... Continue Reading